"Books by the Beach!"

 Hours at LSB Branch:

Tuesday  10 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday  1:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 10 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 pm

"Books by the Beach" bags for sale
 at the La Selva library.  These make great book bags, grocery bags, beach bags, diaper bags; you name it!  They cost only $3.00 each and all proceeds go towards helping the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library provide programs and services that we would not otherwise get. 

Did you know? Library Board Member and County Supervisor Zach Friend recently wrote "What's (Digitally) New at the Library?" featuring some of the great digital content available at SCPL.

With your library card, you can check out:






   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have strived to make the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Program, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are hoping to underwrite an after school program which may be a book discussion group, a writing group, or perhaps a chess club for school aged children.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibliities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, two book groups, and an arm chair travel - share program
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 





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  • Family Fun Do-it-Yourself Crafts at the library: Saturdays from 1:30PM to 4:30PM Come to the library to have fun with paper, glue and crayons. Each month has a different theme for the crafts. Coloring pages ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:33 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 11:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movieThe correct date is January ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2015, 9:08 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Re-Visioning Our Poems Bring drafts of your poems to our editing workshop, led by local poet, MAGDALENA MONTAGNE. Develop your ideas in a supportive group.Third Wednesday of the month, between 2:30 ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:44 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food!Thursday, March 5 at 10:30 - Costa Rica.Thursday, April 2 at 10:30 - Antarctica Want to share ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2015, 2:25 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Simple Machines Studio Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys.10 week series begins October 9thChildren and Teens ages 9-18  For information call 831 ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:32 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Assistance Free homework help at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library are offering FREE homework ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:50 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale at the Art, Antique, & Craft Faire NEXT BOOK SALE -  NOVEMBER 15, 2014 Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:56 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Next meeting – December 16 For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710
    Posted Nov 15, 2014, 7:15 PM by Margie Bowles
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